Dr. Tamara Mix

Contact Information

431 Social Sciences & Humanities
Stillwater, OK 74078-4062
(405) 744-6104
  (405) 744-5780

Curriculum Vitae


Spring 2021 Office Hours

Under direction of the 'Cowboy Coming Back' plan, all office hours for Spring 2021 will be held online.
For more information, please contact Dr. Mix through email.

Spring 2021 Class Schedule



  • B.A. in Sociology, James Madison University
  • M.A. in Sociology, University of Tennessee--Knoxville
  • Ph.D. in Sociology, University of Tennessee--Knoxville

Research Interests

  • Environmental Sociology
  • Environmental Justice
  • Social Movements
  • Social Justice
  • Race, Class, & Gender Inequality


Tamara L. Mix is the Laurence L. & Georgia Ina Dresser Professor in Rural Sociology at Oklahoma State University and Department Head. Her research interests include environmental justice, race, class and gender inequality, and social movements. Maintaining a focus on environmental and social justice in her research, Dr. Mix conducts fieldwork in communities experiencing a wide range of environmental challenges linked to environmental risks, including work with community contamination and environmental illness in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, predator control and regional resilience in Alaska, and community dimensions of natural resource extraction and production in Oklahoma. Current projects consider environmental justice and inequality related to water and energy resources as well as food justice, food security, and local food production networks impacting underserved Oklahoma communities. Dr. Mix's research activities use qualitative and engaged methods to understand community responses to environmental harms, working towards solutions based approaches.